Join Renaldo Lawrence for an in-depth discussion in this video Adobe Spark, part of How to Teach Technical Skills Through Video.
- [Teacher] Adobe Spark Video is an app that is designed for creating short videos, in which you can record your voice, add text, photos, or icons, and select from professional quality soundtracks along with adding cinematic motion to your final video. It's a great option for both educators and students. Students on a school trip can use it to take images, add captions, and create their projects right on the spot.
Or they can use royalty-free images provided in the application. To get started, you have the options of either picking from a template that matches the story you wish to tell, or just starting from scratch. Let's look at just how easy it is to create a video using Adobe Spark Video. Launch the program on your mobile device. The first thing you will notice is how clean and simple the program looks. At the bottom of the screen, you have three icons.
If you need inspiration, or just want to see what others have done, click the Inspiration icon. There are hosts of videos others have created to give you an idea of what's possible to create. Between the Inspiration and the My Video icon, you will see a red button that has a plus sign in the middle. To get started, click the red button. The first thing you will need to do is add a title. I'm going to create a story about my trip to New York City.
Once you've added your title, then click Next. Select one of the templates available, and then choose Pick This One. So I'm gonna select the template and then Pick This One. Now, let's add some content. Click on the plus sign in the middle of the canvas. Here, you can search for images, icons, and photos. Select the photo option. From the many choices you have, choose Find Photo.
A search dialog box appears. Type in the search criteria. I'm going to type in New York, and then choose Search. The images from your search will appear. Make a selection. Now, let's add two more slides by pressing the plus sign in the right-hand corner of the screen. You will then have three slides.
Let's add an image to the next slide. Select the next slide along the bottom of the screen. Click the plus sign and add another image. Choose Photo, then Find Photo, and type in the search criteria again. Again, I'm going to type in New York. For this image, I'm going to select the Statue of Liberty. Select the last slide, and here, we're going to add text.
So choose the Text option, and type in the text you require. Once you're done, then click Done. Now let's add some audio to each of the slides. In order to do this, let's click and hold the red button, which is the audio button. This is the last slide. I've had a wonderful time in New York City and I want all my students to know about it.
Go to the second slide, and press and record. This is the Statue of Liberty. My, she was beautiful. And I couldn't believe how big she was. Now select the first slide and record. The city is so big, it is enormous. You guys would love to have come on this trip with me. For our project, it would be nice to have a different background track for our video.
From the top of the screen, choose the Music icon. You're presented with a nice selection of choices for your video. Each of the songs are grouped into categories. Scroll down or to the side and make your choice. (guitar music) Once you've made your choice, click the Stop button. Click the Play button to listen to your video. (guitar music) Now, let's listen to the whole video.
Click the Play button at the bottom left of the screen. (guitar music) Now that we're finished, we're ready to share our project.
So click on the Share button. Here, we can add more metadata to our video. You can change the title, you can also add a subtitle. In order to export the video out, we must choose a category. So I'm going to select Category, and I'm going to choose Education. Then, I can choose Edit Credits, and I can add in more data. So someone who's searching for the video can find it easily. When I'm done adding the metadata, I'm going to click the word Done.
Then, I can change the author information, and I can make the video public or non-public. Here, underneath the Credits section, I can then share my video to various social media outlets. If you would like to share the video, you can click on any of the social media icons on the bottom of the screen. However, what I would like to do is I would like to save the video to my camera roll. So I'm gonna select the Camera icon and click on Save to My Camera Roll.
The great thing about exporting your video out as a standalone project is that you can then share your video on YouTube and develop a collection of videos to share with your students. With over thousands of icons and images, plus professionally designed themes to match your story, mood, and message, you can bring your ideas to life with perfect imagery and theme.
- Understanding students' learning styles
- Using support materials
- Exploring example content
- Preparing video lessons
- Using TubeChop, Adobe Spark, and other video applications
- Connecting with other teachers